Creating a Mexico Nutrition Facts Label

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Creating a Mexico Nutrition Facts Label

Genesis R&D helps comply with the 2020 Mexico food labeling regulations outlined in Phase 1 which include Front-of-Package Warning Seals and Statements. Here is how.

Note: You must have access to the Mexico Label module for Genesis R&D.

Create a new Recipe by clicking the New icon and selecting Recipe.

  1. Name your Recipe and enter a serving size, either by number of servings that the Recipe makes or specific weight of the serving size.  The nutrition label displays some of the information per serving, so this is an important step.
  2. Carefully search for and enter all the ingredients in your Recipe. You will do this by typing in ingredient search terms (full or partial words) and selecting matches from the list returned.
    Genesis R&D Foods Sample Fruit Salad Recipe
  3. If your ingredient is not available in the list of search results, you will have to create your ingredient. This is covered in a tutorial here.
  4. Save often.
  5. Once you have created and saved your Recipe, choose View Label from the toolbar, or from the list of Reports available, choose Label Display – Standard1. If you only have the Mexico Label module for your Genesis program, the resulting label will be a NOM-rules-compliant Nutrition Facts panel, which looks like this:
    Mexico Nutrition Label
  6. If not, you will see a U.S. label, which looks like this:
    Nutrition Facts Label: Fruit Salad US
    and there are a few more steps.
  7. Right-click on the label and select Edit Label.
  8. Select General.
  9. From the available options in the Regulations, select Mexico, so that you are sure to use the 2020 Nutrition Facts.
    Genesis R&D Label Settings for Mexico Regulations
  10. Click OK. From this point, there are several label modifications that you can make within the accepted guidelines. Including a bilingual label.
  11. Again, right-click and select Edit Label.
  12. Choose Format Options and select Show Bilingual.
    Genesis R&D Label Settings Show Bilingual Option
  13. The resulting label will appear as such:
    Genesis R&D Mexico Nutrition Label Bilingual

Genesis R&D Foods has additional label format settings such as adding nutrients, adding household serving sizes, creating an ingredient statement, and more.

This tutorial will walk you through the steps for creating a basic nutrition facts label that conforms to the 2020 Norma Oficial Mexicana (NOM) regulations, including making a bilingual label and adding voluntary nutrients:

For more help creating labels, visit our Genesis R&D tutorials page or contact our Consulting Services department.